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Name:    Jana
Status:     student
Age:     18
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Date: Around 1999  

How does increased air pressure effect plant growth?

Air pressure would affect the rates of photosynthesis, and in turn plant growth. Please see a plant physiology text on diffusion coefficients and conductance as related to altitude, such as Park S. Nobel's
"Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology", Academic Press.

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.

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